Boy Like Me
Boy Like Me
by Green, Simon James | Reading age: from c 14 years (Young Adult)
Published 02/03/2023 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 368 pages
128 x 198 x 25mm | 252g
'Believable characters and the warmth of Green's
writing bring light to a difficult topic' - Observer
In the margins of a book's pages, sparks fly as a teenage
romance begins. But in this time and place, sparks like these
can only ignite trouble.
It's 1994 and thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of
gay relationships in UK schools. When a kind librarian leads Jamie
to a disguised novel in the library that reflects his own confused
feelings towards boys, Jamie sees that he's not the only one
who has checked the book out. Will Jamie and this mystery boy have
the courage to meet - and if they do, what will it take to hold
on to each other?
A timely - and timeless - story of forbidden love by one of the
UK's most beloved authors of teen LGBTQ+ fiction
Filled with Simon James Green's distinctive brand of humour making
this an important but also very enjoyable read!
Perfect for fans of books such as They Both Die At the End,
Afterlove and Young Mungo, as well as dramas like
It's a Sin, Close, and Blue Jean.